What you are experiencing was inspired by a short story called "The Gold Bug", written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1843, a mystery in which a magic gold scarab beetle leads the way to a most incredible discovery of buried pirates' treasure. Gold Bug is our treasure, our hope is to offer our visitors a visual and sensual experience that will draw them into a trove of rare and unusual wonder and send them on an inspiring journey through something which they have never before experienced.
Our retail/exhibition space can be found amongst the independent retailers that line East Holly Street in the shopping district of Old Town Pasadena. Gold Bug is a gallery space with the atmosphere of a museum, in which we welcome you respectfully explore and ask questions, filled with hand-made art, distinctive décor, and coveted collectables available for purchase.
Goldbug is a family-owned business that values community and nurtures artists, free spirits, and nature lovers. We first opened our doors in Pasadena the fall of 2007 and, after a few moves around the block, we are humbled to be still doing what we love and enjoy meeting designers, artists, and travelers from around the world who are looking for something unique
Featuring over 100 artists, our ever-changing collections have something to captivate and engage nearly every palate. Whether you are looking for your next piece of statement jewelry, an embellishment for your home, or a one-of-a-kind gift for a special friend or family member, Goldbug is considered by many to be the premier destination in Los Angeles for procuring the elegant unique.
Artists’ one-of-a-kind creations come and go from our retail gallery on a daily basis, which means that our store is in a constant state of dynamic evolution. There is something new to discover during every visit.
Our website is but a glimpse into the world we have created at our brick and mortar, located at 38 East Holly Street Pasadena CA, where there are MANY more treasures to be found; some are larger than we are interested in shipping while others are truly unique, one-of-a-kind creations that simply do not hang around long enough to be photographed and loaded to the site. Whatever the case, following us on Instagram and Facebook will allow you a more in-depth glimpse at our collections. Of course, we put the majority of our love and attention into the physical location and welcome you to visit us whenever possible.